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February 4, 2013 5:01 pm

New Yorkers, State of Israel Pay Tribute as Mayor Ed Koch Laid to Rest (VIDEO)

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New York Daily News – Ed Koch was the center of attention one last time Monday as luminaries from New York City’s political class mixed with everyday constituents to bid farewell to the colorful three-term mayor with fond remembrances — and a few laughs.

Before a sea of mourners, former President Clinton held up some of the many letters Koch sent him over the years, letters on everything from gun control and the Holocaust Memorial to missile defense.

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Watch Israel’s Consul General Ido Aharoni pay tribute to Koch in the video below:

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